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Initial post: Jan 7, 2014, 3:14:05 PM PST
I want to disconnect the kindle from all wi-fi routers while leaving wi-fi turned on for display mirroring. The reason is that we want to turn on kid movies in the car, and wi-fi is unreliable at that distance. Disabling wi-fi disables the display mirroring so that is not feasible. We don't want to forget all wi-fi passwords every time we do this. Any solution?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 4:25:24 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
If you're going to leave WiFi on you need to "forget" the hotspots it knows that are within range or it's going to automatically connect to them. Sorry, but that's the only way to do what you want to do.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 5:01:55 PM PST
Is there any way to make a product request? There should be someway to enable the display mirroring while disconnecting from known wi-fi routers?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 5:04:57 PM PST
Here's the feedback email -
kindle-feedback@amazon.com or kindle-fire-feedback@amazon.com

Posted on Jan 7, 2014, 5:05:13 PM PST
Send it to kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Posted on Jan 7, 2014, 6:08:20 PM PST
How are you going to use Display Mirroring in the car?
"Wifi is unreliable at that distance" you mean while driving along in the car?
Perhaps if you explain a little more we can understand what you're really trying to do. There may be no point in sending feedback.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 6:10:51 PM PST
JimmyTheD says:
You can't do display mirroring with wifi off if the mirroring process uses wifi to transmit the signal to the receiving device. You can't have it both ways.

What "problem" is this causing you? Notices that the wireless network is not within range?

What?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 10:13:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2014, 10:14:38 PM PST
The netgear PushToTV is in the car with the kindle. They are next to each other. WiFi must be on for the push 2 tv to work. But next to the house, the wifi is very poor, resulting in a poor experience while trying to start a movie. I'd use airplane mode in the car (no Internet), but we need wifi for PushToTV.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014, 11:14:05 PM PST
Artist says:
Don't you need Wi-Fi to get PushToTV to continue to work while you're driving? If so, as soon as you drive out of range of your Wi-Fi router, it's not going to work. Sorry, I'm just confused about how it works.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014, 12:09:56 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 8, 2014, 5:38:32 AM PST
So you're talking about a device that broadcasts it's own wifi signal to connect to your kindle fire, like an external hard drive?
OK, I understand that better now. Still don't understand why proximity to the house would cause interference unless this device is trying to use the same frequency your home wifi does. Can you switch frequencies on this device? Have you tried Netgear support?

Posted on Jan 8, 2014, 5:59:47 AM PST
T. Cook says:
So, from what it sounds like, you want to connect, via wifi, between your kindle and your PushToTV device.
When your Kindle is connected to a wifi network, it will not seek another wifi network, so once you connect to your PushToTV device, the kindle, or any other device that uses wifi, would not seek a different wifi network to connect to, so you should not need to tell it to forget about previously saved wifi networks (especially since you're in a car so you wouldn't be in range of any of them for that risk to occur) since it wouldn't try to connect to them until the wifi connection to your PushToTV device is, well, disconnected (or you left the car and walked far enough away from the still broadcasting device).

Your comment "But next to the house, the wifi is very poor, resulting in a poor experience while trying to start a movie." sounds like maybe the wifi of the PushToTV and the wifi of the house are both broadcasting on the same channel, thereby interfering with the broadcasts of each other (not causing you to connect to one versus the other if you've chosen to connect to one of them). To fix this, or to experiment if this is the issue, log into one of the devices and change the channel the wifi broadcasts at (probably the one in your house is easier to alter).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014, 7:31:53 AM PST
Artist says:
The info that Push to TV creates it's own Wi-Fi hotspot was something you never mentioned, so don't act all pissy because I didn't know what you were talking about.
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